Question: Why are the Rohingya being excluded from Myanmar?

The Rohingya people have been denied Burmese citizenship since the Burmese nationality law (1982 Citizenship Act) was enacted. The Government of Myanmar claims that the Rohingya are illegal immigrants who arrived during the British colonial era, and were originally Bengalis.

What is happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar?

They estimated that 116,000 Rohingya were beaten, and 36,000 were thrown into fires. The military operations displaced a large number of people, and created a refugee crisis. The largest wave of Rohingya to flee Myanmar happened in 2017, which resulted in the largest human exodus in Asia since the Vietnam War.

How many Rohingya have been killed 2021?

On 22 March 2021, a fire that had started during the late afternoon in the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, destroyed a large portion of the camp, killed over a dozen people, and left nearly a thousand injured or missing.

March 2021 Rohingya refugee-camp fire.

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Deaths 15
Non-fatal injuries 560
Missing 400

Where are the Rohingya refugees now?

These people found temporary shelter in refugee camps around Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which is now home to the world’s largest refugee camp. As of March 2019, over 909,000 stateless Rohingya refugees reside in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas.

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